Jack's Wood Cooked BBQ
Exit 4, I-95
Reviewer's Comments: We did stop at "Jack's Wood Cooked BBQ" off exit 4 of
I-95 in Georgia. On a scale of 1-10: ribs-8, pork sandwich-7, beef sandwich-5 (too
dry), turkey sandwich-7, potato salad-0 (inedible). And you might even get a chance to
talk with Jack if he's out front tending the pits. You may wish to try this place if
you travel I-95 through Ga.
Reviewed By: Glenn Birkhimer ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) on July 21, 1997
1425 (upper) Roswell Rd.
Reviewer's Comments: The sauce is tomato based and a little sweet, but not too much.
I understand it was better before the "fire".
Reviewed By: "King Mikey T" Torino ( MTorino@bellsouth.net ) on 11.28.97.
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
3755 Atlanta Highway
Reviewer's Comments: I don't normaly like the 'chain' type BBQ places. This
one is an exception! Good, fast and friendly service. The meats we had
(chicken, pork, and beef) were excellent. The beans were very good, but the cole
slaw left something to be desired. Q is served with Garlic bread that was good
also. They have three sauces, a normal, a memphis style sweet, and a hot. I
didn't realy like any one by itself, but the sweet and the hot mixed together was very
good. The beef was not brisket, I think it was eye of round (oval shaped). The
pork and beef was sliced thin, and had a good smoke ring and good flavor. The
chicken was firm and moist. This is be far the best 'chain' Q Joint I have eaten at
in a long time. If your near another Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q it is worth stopping
at. NOTE: This chain is not associated with the Sonny Bryant's BBQ out of
Reviewed By: WJ Ferguson ( email@example.com ) on 12/14/97.
Mott's Pit-Cooked Barbecue
Reviewer's Comments: Mott's would be a wonderful experience if he'd get rid of that
dang "banquet style" seating (everybody eating at the same table). You can smell
the hickory smoke when they open the pit (you can see it when you order) and they chop the
'Q right off the butts at the counter. One down side - he doesn't serve ribs unless you
call him by noon and ask, and then he may tell you no. The low overall score comes
strictly from the banquet style seating; the food is definitely worth the time.
Reviewed By: Scott McDaniel ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) on 10-21-97.
Union City, GA
Reviewer's Comments: my friend and i have a bbq top 10. this one is a unanomous no.
Reviewed By: R. C. Horton ( email@example.com
) on 1-28-98.
Brennan Road Bar-B-Que
Reviewer's Comments: The sliced sandwich with bbq-slaw can't be beaten. The bbq slaw and
burnswick stew are a must. While I like my bbq hot, the mild sauce is the best. While the
location is smarthy, it always get's at least a 98 on it's health dept report. By far the
best bbq in Columbus. Macon Road BBQ is owned by the same people, but is not as good.
Reviewed By: Jim Pittman ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) on 05/08/98.
Peach Orchard Road
Comments: Sconyers Barbecue is the grand old lady of Augusta barbecue. They've been around
for over 40 years and are still going strong. A few years back, Wal-Mart came and bought
the land where Sconyers sat, and as part of the deal, built a new restaurant on the back
portion of the property. The result was truly a beautiful restaurant and wonderful dining
Sconyers cooks in the South Georgia tradition - open pits, hardwood burned to coals. I
suspect some of the cooking process is done with gas; the only evidence I have to support
this is the simple fact that I've never really seen any hardwood smoke in all the years
I've been going there. But the smell of hardwood permeates the place.
Their pulled pork is very, very good. Ribs are some of the best commercial stuff around.
Chicken is pretty good, although they could use a little flavor enhancments. The only true
drawback is the beef. It tastes as if it's been soaked in Worcestershire sauce and then
'qued. I've yet to go to Sconyers and had the beef plate when I didn't get a huge hunk of
fat or gristle. For all the attention to detail these people seem to have, they certainly
drop the ball in the beef department.
Sides are good. Potato salad is excellent, slaw is crisp and fresh (although not my
particular favorite - but that's personal preference). The hash and rice, however, is
their claim to fame. It's flavorful, perfectly textured, and the perfect compliment to
their foods. Even if you're not a fan of hash and rice, at least tell the waitress to
bring you a sample. As an aside, if you order a plate with 2 sides, you can order double
hash and rice in place of your second side if you wish!
Sauces are good, although they were much better before they started bottling them for
sale. The recipe changed somewhere in the mix and took on that "preservative"
taste. They serve a hot and mild sauce, and it's a traditional thin Georgia red sauce,
very spicy and sweet.
Sconyers does serve beer. They're only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Go early, and
expect to wait. On traditional barbecue holidays, if you're looking for takeout, go very
early and expect a 1 - 3 hour wait.
Reviewed by: Scott McDaniel (email@example.com)
on Too many to list
Comments: Hawg Wild is owned by a husband and wife who, at one time, competed on the
barbecue circuit. They've since dropped off the circuit and moved into the restaurant
business. The restaurant is neat and clean, the tables fresh and traditional, the parking
decent (if you get there early enough!).
Meats are cooked a block pit in a screened in room in back of the restaurant. The owners
claim to "cook with hardwood", but I'd have a hard time supporting their claim.
I saw a very small armload of hardwood near the cooker and a large black pipe, such as
that used for routing natural gas, going into the cooker. You make the call.
The sides are decent. Hash (a Southern barbecue side) is good, but they need to learn to
cook rice. It was a congealed mass of rice mush. Potato salad is too thin for my tastes,
slaw is good. They also serve corn on the cob and baked beans.
Meats include pulled pork (from hams, not shoulders), ribs, chicken, brisket, and beef
sausage. I've not tried the chicken or sausage; the pork is tender but somewhat bland,
brisket is very tasty but not well tenderized, and the ribs are average, run of the mill
They also serve desserts and have a kids menu. In the future, they're considering live
jazz music on Fridays/Saturdays. The owners are also big into the Harley scene.
Reviewed By: Scott McDaniel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
on 10-7-98, 9-25-98
Reviewer's Comments: This is the second time I've ate here. Good Q. They use a
Southern Pride pit. I had the Lewis Grizzard Special - pulled pork on a bun covered with
Brunswick Stew. I had fries and slaw with mine. The pork had a nice flavor and texture to
it, the fries were great, and the slaw was above average. A nice place to eat when your in
the Atlanta area!
Reviewd by: Wyndell "Fergy" Ferguson (email@example.com) on 11/15/98
Watkins BBQ Pit
3881 Lawrenceville Hwy
Reviewer's Comments: This is a little hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint, however it has the best
BBQ I have ever tasted. I have become a regular now and recommend the place to all of my
friends. The ribs fall off of the bones and the pork is so tender. If you are in Atlanta
TRY IT!!! you will be glad you did and so will your taste buds!!
Reviewed By: Karen Kelley ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) on 3-1-99
Reviewer's Comments: Stopped by O.B.'s BBQ in McDonough,GA (just off
I-75 at exit 70) while in the area on business. Nice, clean restaurant and
the service was very good. Ordered the pork plate and was really
disappointed in the finely ground Q that came on the plate. Meat was dry
and lacked any real flavor (maybe from being ground?). Sauces were ketchup
based with a good amount of spice. Unfortunately, it wasn't good enough to
help the meat. Sides were very good. I tried the slaw and baked beans.
Slaw was fresh and balanced well enough so that I could still taste the
cabbage and veggies. Baked beans were some of the best I've had in a
while. I might make another stop there sometime to try the ribs. Another
diner at the table next to me was eating the ribs and they looked very
Reviewed by: Richard Manning ( email@example.com
) on 9/11/99
East Ellijay, Ga
Reviewer's Comments: If your looking for the best BBQ in North Georgia, this is it. You will find Poole's World Famous ( Pig Hill of Fame ) on the right side of Hwy 515 about 70 miles north of Atlanta Georgia. Their web-site is
www.poolesbarbq.com. Thanks Oscar and Edna for great BBQ. The Bruce Weeks Family.
Reviewed by: Bruce Weeks ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) on 5/5/2000
1479 Scott Blvd
Reviewer's Comments: Enter Your Comments Here!!! I have eaten at 85% of bbq resturants in Georgia and southeast, I'll be back for more. Sauce and pork has been atended to properly and has a definate true bbq taste without the sauce. owner claims he learned it all from his
granfather. You have to try it or email me and let me know
Reviewed by: Steve Poynor ( email@example.com
) on 5/17/2000
171 Mcdonough Blvd SE
Reviewer's Comments: Harold's is something special. It is the only "open pit" BBQ joint in Atlanta. It was grandfathered when the city outlawed open pit BBQ's (talk about not getting my vote!). It was ranked the best by USA Today when the Olympics came to town, and for good reason.
Some of the sides are aweful and the hot sauce is Texas Pete, but the meat and atmosphere more than make up for that. The stew is to die for. The cornbread is the best ever.
It is also in a bad area of town, so don't go at night.
Reviewed by: Jim Metcalf ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) on 5/26/2000
Flying Pig BBQ
Reviewer's Comments: Located about 1/2 mile from the Delta HQ. Great little hole in the wall type place. They have a fairly large menu with about 20 choices of side dishes... the Brunswick Stew is a must have and the coleslaw is just sweet enough. A pork dinner comes with 2 sides and Texas Toast for about $6.50. It's worth the drive, especially if you are in the area. Only a 10 minute drive from Hartsfield and an easy walk from Delta. Dine in or carry out.
Reviewed by: ifly4food ( email@example.com
) on 6/11/2001
Name: Zeb's Barbeque
Address: US Hwy 29 N
Date: May 31, 2000
User: Sam Hodge
Time: 6:52:24 PM
I was fortunate enough to find this little gem of a BBQ joint while studying at the University of Georgia. Zeb's is a down-home place full of locals, NASCAR posters, and UGA memorbilia, not to mention great que. Zeb passed away a few years back, but the employees and family members there opted to keep the place running, and gladly so. Pork dominates the menu, and is served the way I know it and like it--"chipped." The meat is juicy, quite flavorful and consistant (I've eaten there at least a dozen times). The sauce is VERY vinegary and peppery. A little goes a long way. Short pitchers of sweet tea are at every table, as is one essential piece to eating barbeque in Georgia--loaves of Sunbeam white bread. The Brunswick stew is the best I've ever tasted and is served by "Stew Girls"--usually teenagers from the local communities of Danielsville, Ila, Royston, Booger Hill, etc. It just adds to the hometown atmosphere at Zeb's. Don't go on Monday because they're not open. Sundays are awesome, if you can find a seat amongst the church crowd (1-4 pm). Everytime Im in Athens to see the Dawgs play, Zeb's is a must!
Name: Poole's Barbeque
Address: Hwy 515
City: East Elijay
User: Dan Hurley
Time: 6:39:37 PM
This place was one of several BBQ restaurants reviewed in a program
I saw on the local ETV station for the NC/SC/GA area. What a total disappointment!
Had it not been 3:30 in the afternoon and I had not eaten all day I
would have sent this sorry excuse of a meal back and asked for a refund.
The maybe 3 oz's of pork looked as though it had been sitting under a weak heat
lamp for several hours as it was dry and flavorless. The potato
salad looked like it came out of one of those 2 gallon bucket jobs
from Wal-Mart and the cole slaw was about a teaspoon-sized portion. This
pathetic portion of a meal cost $7.71!!! Don't even bother with
this place...if you're that hard up for BBQ go to the Arbys down the
road and drown on their sauce on your sandwich and it'll be about the same.
Name: Fresh Air Barbeque
Address: hwy: 87
Time: 6:32:29 PM
Fresh Air BBQ is off the beaten path by about 15 miles, but it is easily found and well worth the time and mileage. I can't believe it has not been reviewed on the site yet. It has been voted and still is widely known by all Georgians as the best BBQ around. Not the ones in Athens or Macon, but the hundred year old original in Jackson. A must for BBQ lovers and those seeking an original old timey experience. They are undoubtly the cause of many "spare tires" in the area, and no I am not from Jackson and think the rest of the town is a hell hole. It is truly the best!!!!!!! The Brunswick stew will make you slap your mama, and the pork itself is perfect. Plus if you plan on seeing Juliette GA. (the whistle stop Cafe' from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes) it's right on the way, just look at your map for hwy 87 from Jackson to Macon.
User: Liz Rider
Time: 6:02:21 PM
Just happened upon this site after being in McDonough on business today. We like OB's so much that I had to stop by to pick up some pulled pork, sauce, coleslaw, and buns for dinner. I disagree completely with the past reviewer regarding the meat. Sounds like they must have gotten the chopped plate. Forget the plate, forget the chopped (heck, I don't even like their ribs so much). Get a pulled pork sandwich - it's worth the extra fifty cents- ask for extra spicy sauce, and if you're feeling brave, top it with coleslaw. The meat is moist, juicy and smoky. Thier other items may not be as delectable, but it's hard to beat these sandwiches. We even like it better than either Harold's location! Heresy!!!
Name: Countrys Barbecue
Address: 3137 Mercury Drive
User: Alan Mitchell
Time: 1:26:31 PM
This is the best BBQ in Georgia.I have eaten at Countrys the last twenty five years.I now live in a different city and I still go back to Countrys for BBQ.
Name: Cook's BarBQ
Address: 2929 Highway 41
Time: 7:25:19 AM
If you head down historic HWY 41 from Chattanooga to Ringgold Georgia make sure you stop at Cook's BarBQ! A great place located in a tiny log cabin set off the road just a bit. Cook's has all of the tradiional BBQ fare including sides and a great breakfast menu. What set Cook's apart is service with a smile. You can walk into Cook's and feel like you have been going there fow years! And maybe you have, Cook's has been around for so long people consider it part of the natural landscape.
Best Bet - Massive Pork Sandwich!!!
Best Other - Hot breakfast & coffee before work
Name: Mikle & ed's BBQ
Address: 1120 Baxter Street
Phone: 706 354 1003
Time: 1:43:16 PM
Name: THE HICKORY PIG
Address: NEAR OLD CORINTH BABT CHURCH
User: SCOTT SAPP
Time: 10:56:58 AM
SIMPLE BBQ. HICKORY SMOKE FLAVOR EXCELLENT RESULTS. IT'S A ONE MAN SHOW AND HTE OWNER PHIL BEAUBEIN MAKES OYU FEEL LIKE FAMILY FROM THE GET GO. SAVORY RIBS, WHEN HE CAN KEEP THE,. AWESOME BEEF JERKY, WHEN HE CAN KEEP UP, THE BEST PULLED PORK SAMMYWICH IN NORTH AMERICA! A DELICHIOUS HADRY STEW, AND SUMTUIOUS SMOKED CHICKEN. A SECRET SAVORY SAUSE THAT PERFECTLY COMPLIMNENTS THE REAL HICKORY FLAVOR. HUGE PRTIONS AND REASONABLE PRICES AMKE IT A FAVORITE OF MINE. I'D PUT THE HICKORY PIG UP AGINST ANY BODY IN THE STATE'S BBQ!
Name: Becky Sue's BBQ
Address: 8446 Highway 85
User: Natasha Langley
Time: 1:09:10 PM
Becky Sue's BBQ is one of the best in my area. I'm no BBQ taster/knowledgeer by profession but I know good BBQ when I taste it! They only sell Pork and it is delish! Their sauce is so sweet and tangy at the same time. Try them sometims!
Name: Spiced Right
Address: 5364 Lawrenceville Highway
User: Eric Bowman
Time: 10:50:41 AM
I have been eating here for years. No one ever orders the pork plate, you get the buffett. They serve pulled pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn bread, brunswick stew, and bbq beans. They have two main sauces, a sweet sauce that is a dark brown in color, and a great Georgia red vinegar sauce that is among the best I have ever tasted. The buffett is all you care to eat, so maybe that's why I love it so much. Friendly staff and atmoshpere round out a great barbecue experience.
Name: Smokey Pig
User: warren estes
Time: 5:05:36 PM
Pig meat done right on hickory, no chicken or beef.
Name: The Hickory Pig
Address: 3166 t3341 Thompson bridge Rd (across from Kroger)
Date: 16 may, 2003
User: R. Scott Sapp
Time: 3:05:09 PM
Huge pulled pork sandwich. the sauce perfectly compliments the meat.
It's neither sweet, hot, thick or thin. Rather perfect compliment tothe smoked
meat. It doesn't mask anything. It's a three table, one man operation run by Phil Beaubien.
only open on thursday, friday and saturday.
The Hickory Pig is as good as they come.
I'd put the stew up against any i've tried inthe state.
If you have room, which I seldom do, try a no-milk milk shake.
Name: Fresh Air Barbecue
Address: Hwy 87
Date: over 50 years
User: Henry Bacarisse
Time: 3:19:38 PM
I was please to see the current report about this excellent old time BBQ place. We have enjoyed their pork sandwiches and sauce for over 50 years. I am pleased to hear that they are still there. There is a small State Park (Rock Eagle, I believe) very close by. A great place to enjoy a bag full of their sandwiches.
Name: Williamson Bros.
Address: 1425 (upper) Roswell Rd.
Date: June 25 2003
User: Wes Akley
Time: 5:20:22 PM
100% great. Food in less than 10 minutes. The combo platter is huge. The best place for good meat and lots of it.
Name: HOT THOMAS
Address: 375 Hwy. 15
User: John Schwartz
Time: 6:44:38 PM
This guy's Caralina style pulled pork and brunswick stew is the best! I've been to a lot of places, but I always drive way out of my way to get his BBQ. ***He's only open Tues.,thru Fri...Keep this in mind.
Name: Ware's Barbeque
Address: Hwy 1 North
Date: July 28, 2003
Time: 11:05:10 AM
Ware's Barbeque has a harmonic mix of good southern cooking and hospitality. Wares' Brunswick Stew, which has so many variations now across the south, is so close to what my grandmother used to make that I just knew she'd passed down her 'secret' recipe to them. Everything about the food there is reminiscent of ages past. Ribs that seemed to just fall off of the bone and so good they'll make ya wanna slap your mama. Their homemade sauce is rich and thick, robust but smooth. The food is prepared daily sometimes starting the day as early as 3am. The menu consists of Ribs, Chicken by the Halves, Chopped Barbeque, and Brunswick Stew with sides of potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, and baked beans. Outdoor sitting area and a slogan that you have to love, "You can smell our butts all over town". Ware's is famous around this small town dated back to 1958. Open every Wednesday through Saturday from 11am-7pm (or until the food runs out which seems to happen daily). So go and have a seat on the deck of Ware's Barbeque. Roll you sleeves up and keep napkins at short reach. This small restaurant has big taste and an even bigger fan of their homemade southern heritage. I'll be back. Yeah I'll be back, again and again.
Name: Knuclehead's BBQ & Steakhouse
Address: 7501 River Road
Time: 12:14:41 PM
The food is really good. I ordered the BBQ and my husband got the steak. He was fortunate enough to have Danny cook it for him and it was excellent. They also had Kareokee going on and we really had a blast. They also have bands some weekends I was told. So if you want some good food, drink, and a good time you need to stop by. The people are really friendly and make you feel at home.